A conversation with the grandson of one of Newfoundland's legendary furniture makers.
During the late 19th and early 20th century, Henry William Winter, an ambitious self-taught furniture maker in Clarke's Beach, Conception Bay, mass-produced furniture using simple hand tools and a few primitive machines. These included a foot-powered jig saw, a foot-operated lathe and a larger lathe designed to be driven manually or powered by a dog. His home stands today, beautifully restored by his family, as a Registered Heritage Structure.
Recorded on October 4th, 2008, folklorist and storyteller Dale Gilbert Jarvis chatted with William (Bill) Winter and Newfoundland furniture expert Walter Peddle, about Henry William Winter's life and legacy.
Recorded live at The Rooms, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada.